When one thinks of the state of Maine, there are many things that comes to mind for foodies. Maine tourism offers clams lobster and acres of fresh produce. For those who love to shop there are antique stores art galleries and large shopping malls. Golfers will find dozens of locations to practice their swing. Outdoor enthusiasts will find quiet state parks and for the weekend getaways, there is a plethora of historic B&Bs. Yes, Maine definitely has something for everyone. To get started on a Maine adventure, here are the top five things to do in Maine.
Get an adrenaline rush while racing down the slopes of some of the best ski resorts in the Northeast. Whether it’s skiing and tubing at Mount Abram, night skiing along the Canadian border at Bigrock Mountain in Mars Hills, snowboarding and challenging ski runs at Sugarloaf, or family-friendly Titcomb Mountain, Maine has a long list of ski resorts from which to choose.
Play around that summer Maine’s Championship golf courses. If you love golf there are sure a lot of amazing courses to check out in Maine. Golfers can tee off at the 70 to par course at Point Sebago Golf Resort in Casco, where the length ranges from four thousand nine hundred yards from the forward to just over 7,000 yards at the back. Or perhaps a visit to the Fox Ridge Golf Club in Auburn, set on two hundred acres of rolling farmland or the delightful greens at the Nonesuch Golf Course in Scarborough. As you can see Maine is a golf dream destination.
Due to its rocky shoreline inlets and peninsulas, Maine is home to five dozen lighthouses. These have amazing history connected to them and it’s a great place to have some romantic time alone with your loved one. Some tourist favorites are the Cape Neddick Light, West Quoddy Head Light, the Grindle Point Lighthouse and Sailors Memorial Museum, the Portland Head Light and Museum, the Isle au Haut Light – which offers overnight accommodations, and the Monhegan light and museum. There sure are a lot of lighthouses in Maine and it’s definitely something you should take a look.
Romance at the Covered Bridge
Maine was once the site of 120 covered bridges but due to storms, floods, modern highways, and fire, today only nine remain and can be found in the western region of the state. Its most famous bridge is the Sunday River Bridge also known as the Artists’ Covered Bridge. Other impressive Maine bridges include the Waldo-Hancock suspension bridge and the Deer Isle bridge.
Swimming in the Beach
Go swimming or play on the shore along craggy and beautiful Maine beaches. There is surfing at Long Sands Beach near Route One. The beautiful yet cold sand beach at Acadia National Park and family-friendly beaches like Old Orchard Beach, Popham Beach, and Ogunquit Beach. As a matter of fact, Old Orchard Beach is voted the best beach year after year due to the nearby amusement park, arcade and entertainment venues.
On the Maine vacation, the main thing is to have a good time. Come and see what great family memories are waiting to be made in the beautiful northeastern state, Maine. I think Maine looks like a crazy fun state to go to. Lighthouses, golf courses, a rocky shoreline, and sandy beaches. There is definitely something to do for all ages and even the family can go and have a lot of fun together in Maine.